If you or someone you know is a social worker facing professional conduct proceedings by Social Work England or another regulator, we can help.
We offer specialist legal advice, full case preparation and if necessary our lawyers can represent you at a panel hearing, even at the last minute.
We’re a not-for-profit, so our fees are £60 per hour or we can agree a fixed fee for the entire case.
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All of our services are billed at £60 per hour or on an agreed fixed fee basis.
No matter how complex your case is, we will carry out a comprehensive review and provide you with a document which sets out the legal and factual issues that need to be dealt with. We will give you detailed advice on potential defences to the allegations that you are facing.
We will also explain the process that your regulator will follow. Even if you have already received a notice from your regulator or proceedings have started, we can still assist.
We prepare your case, including dealing with the regulator on your behalf, compiling evidence and bundles and drafting any legal arguments that are necessary.
If your case is going to be heard by an FTP panel our lawyers can represent you at the hearing.
We are a not-for-profit organisation set up to provide affordable legal assistance through a dedicated team of qualified lawyers and trainee lawyers who specialise in healthcare and social work regulation. Our work is part-funded by innovative partnerships with leading UK universities.
We understand the stress that comes with facing allegations made by your regulator. The financial pressures, the uncertainties of not knowing what the outcome will be and whether you can continue to work… and the combined effect that all of these things can have on your mental health. We also know that legal fees are just an additional worry on top of everything else.
Our fees are kept as low as possible so that we can help as many people as possible. Our work is covered by professional indemnity insurance. We are not required to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.